Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES have set October 28 as the release date for their fourth album. The group began pre-production for the follow-up to the band's third CD, last year's "Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones", in March with producer Bob Rock, whose resume includes albums by METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE CULT and many others.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack hinted to The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that the new album may be another concept disc like "Wretched And Divine". "I think we're gonna go in a bit of a darker, heavier direction on the next one," he said. "We've got some concepts. I don't think we're gonna do a sequel or a follow-up to this story, but we've kind of got a new story that we're working on and I think we wanna follow that concept record route at least one more album."
"Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones" came out in January 2013 and featured the Top 15 rock radio single "In The End".
BLACK VEIL BRIDES was originally formed in Cincinnati in 2006.
The group issued two EPs on their own before moving to Los Angeles in 2009.
The band's debut album, "We Stitch These Wounds", came out in summer 2010, followed by "Set The World On Fire" in 2011.
Biersack has launched a side project called ANDY BLACK, which he described as a "fun and artistic way for me to try something that musically I wouldn't want to force into BLACK VEIL BRIDES." In an interview with Kerrang! magazine, Biersack explained how the "dark wave" project came into being, saying, "My whole life, I've loved '80s synth and goth rock like THE SISTERS OF MERCY and DEPECHE MODE. My biggest love has always been the music BLACK VEIL BRIDES make, but that doesn't mean I don't listen to or enjoy other things."